Please note that diving in the Galapagos is advanced due to strong currents, varying visibility and cold water. Temperatures range from low 60’s to upper 70’s in different areas of the itinerary and seasons. Depths can be 20-30 meters or 65-100 feet. Divers must be comfortable in these conditions, as well as have very good buoyancy and be able to do negative (sometimes rapid) back-roll entries/ descents from small boats. Recommended requirements include 50-100 open water dives, experience in currents, ability to remove gear in water and ability to get into small boats in choppy seas. Nitrox certification prior to the cruise is highly recommended. Recent dive experience required. PADI and DAN both recommend a refresher course for divers who have been out of the water for 6 months or longer.
All diving off Galapagos Sky is NON-DECOMPRESSION diving, no exceptions.
How We Dive
Nitrox Certification Cards must be presented to Dive Guides at check-in on board.
Divers without Nitrox Certification will be required to hire a Private Dive Guide.
If a computer is broken/out of battery/screen goes blank/flooded, if the diver that does not have a back-up computer, the diver must not dive for a minimum 12-hour surface interval for a single no-decompression dive or a minimum 24-hour interval for multiple dives or multiple days of diving before resuming dives with a “fresh” computer.
These items are available for loan to divers while on board.